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The Foxiest Girl in Paris (1957)

Nathalie (original title)
Haute Couture mannequin in Paris becomes involved in the activities of two rival jewel thief gangs.

Director:

Christian-Jaque

Writers:

Pierre Apestéguy (scenario), Franck Marchal (novel) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Martine Carol ... Nathalie Princesse
Mischa Auer ... Cyril Boran (as Misha Auer)
Michel Piccoli ... L'inspecteur Franck Marchal
Louis Seigner ... Le commissaire Pipart (as Louis Seigner sociétaire de la Comédie-Française)
Lise Delamare ... La comtesse de Lancy (as Lise Delamare sociétaire de la Comédie Française)
Jacques Dufilho Jacques Dufilho ... Simon, le domestique de comtesse / Simon the Valet
Pierre Goutas Pierre Goutas ... Un ami de Coco
Grégoire Gromoff Grégoire Gromoff ... Le chauffeur de taxi
Jacques Mancier Jacques Mancier ... Un inspecteur
Jacques Mauclair Jacques Mauclair ... Émile Truffaut
Armande Navarre Armande Navarre ... Pivoine
Hubert Noël Hubert Noël ... Serge Lambert
Frédéric O'Brady Frédéric O'Brady ... Patins à ressort', lhomme au pied-bot / The Traveler (as O'Brady)
Fernand Rauzéna Fernand Rauzéna ... Géo, un ami de Coco
Jess Hahn ... Sam
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Haute Couture mannequin in Paris becomes involved in the activities of two rival jewel thief gangs.

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That "NANA" girl MARTINE CAROL does it again!

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Comedy | Crime

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 December 1957 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Foxiest Girl in Paris See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Cops and robbers
17 April 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

A very minor film in Christian-Jaque's uneven filmography.The last one he made with his then-wife Martine Carol("Nana " and "Madame Du Barry" are the most popular,but even those are not really the director at his best).

Nathalie is sometimes entertaining,Henri Jeanson's lines are sometimes funny but he is not at the top of his game here.The story is confused and it's finally neither a good comedy nor a good thriller.Nathalie ,a mannequin,is involved in a far-fetched detective story which includes theft,rapt,murder,spying,cops and robbers.The story is too repetitive and too derivative to sustain interest .Nathalie fights against a tall villain (Philippe Clay) and she falls in love with a cop (a young Michel Piccoli).

"Nathalie" served to recharge Carol's career who had been endangered after the colossal flop of Max Ophuls' masterpiece "Lola Montès" .Note that all the movies Carol was featured in between "Lola" and "Nathalie" were foreign works such "Around the world in 80 days".Its success was so big that there was a follow-up in 1959:"Nathalie ,Agent Secret" ,by Henri Decoin.


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